John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. In Smiley's People,... show more
John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. In Smiley's People, George Smiley is asked to come out of retirement for one last confrontation with his soviet counterpart, Karla. Smiley's people crisscross Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland in an extraordinary final showdown of unrelenting suspense.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 2000
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 439
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Karla Trilogy (#3)
In London at dead of night, George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service), is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an ex-agent. Lured back to active service, Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people -- the no-men of no-man's land -- into crisscros...
Once again Smiley is called back to deal with old spies and old secrets others have long since forgotten, and this time he’s in a hurry. Within a few weeks George Smiley will face his old nemesis, Karla, and play his last hand in their twenty year card game. That’s where the title of the Finnish tra...
I'm going to blame this one on Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch was in the recent remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which piqued my interest in le Carre. I should note, however, that in general I have absolutely no interest in spy novels. Which should have been a warning to me. There are whole ...
A far more difficult book, both to write and to read, than either of the first two. 90% of it is set-up. But it is a masterpiece of composition. The trilogy is indeed a whole.
I read these books a bit out of order. The first book is "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", and the second Smiley book is "The Honorable Schoolboy" which I am reading now. TTSS has been made into a BBC series, as has "Smiley's People". This book was new for me because I'd only seen the BBC series. T...
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